Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Little Stars, Kara L.C. Jones, aka Mother Henna.

Little Stars.
Kara L.C. Jones, aka Mother Henna.


about this piece.
Just a still life of the plushie a friend gave to me right after our son died last summer.  She hadn't yet heard what name we'd chosen for him: Mizuko Star.  And then I saw the little plushie has a star stitched to his hand!  It's Zuzu's star!  As we approach the first year anniversary of his birth and death, I just miss him. I was trying to capture how much I miss and love him in this one. - Kara

about the artist.
Kara is the Radical Creative behind all things In 1999, after the death of their son Dakota, Kara and her partner Hawk co-founded Kota Press (KOTA: Knowing Ourselves Thru Art), an expressive arts outreach. Through their KOTA work and in partnership with the MISS Foundation, they have been mentoring other bereaved parents and caregivers around the world, offering creative perspectives on learning to life again after loss. As a coach to private clients, Kara facilitates the exploration of grief and creativity using many tools for alternative mind, body, spiritual health. Some of her specialties include henna art, heART-making, co-active coaching, Reiki, Tapping, asking the answerable questions and more. Kara keeps a radical creativity blog at Mother HennaKota Loss & Compassion Blog. Kara has been featured on still life 365 with her scrapbook page for her son Dakota, her poem Take-out Order, and her poem the After Life. The still life 365 community is mourning with Kara and her husband for the recent loss of her second son, Mizuko Star.  

Today the still life 365 community remembers Kara's son Mizuko Star on the one year anniversary of his birth and death. Abiding with our dear mentor, fellow artist and friend. 


  1. Thanks, Angie. Means a lot to me to see this photo here at 365 today. Most appreciate your thoughtfulness on that... sending you xoxoxox's

  2. Beautiful. Remembering Mizuko Star today and always.

  3. much love so beautiful...Missing and Remembering Mizuko and Kota.

  4. Thanks everyone... still feel like I'm slow moving even several days later now, but it helps much to know so many of you are sending good vibes and just that you all "get it". :) Thank you!


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